Explore and find hotels in the Northern Mariana Islands

This Pacific paradise is home to cave-dwelling turtles, palm-fringed beaches and archaeological sites. The island’s most popular spot is the capital Saipan and one of the best places to soak up the history and watersports. Head to Obyan Beach and you’ll encounter a large concrete bunker from WWII, as well as the remains of eight latte stones dating back to 1500 B.C. The beach itself is a scenic stretch of white sand which is great for snorkelling. Saipan is also a renowned diving spot, The Grotto – a limestone cavern filled with passageways connected to the open ocean. A variety of shipwreck dives are also on offer, including trips to Japanese seaplanes and Korean supply ships. Along the way you’ll encounter an abundance of sea life, including turtles, coral reef and even white tip reef sharks. Although Saipan is the capital, Garapan is the main hotel area and offers a variety of accommodation. However, Saipan still has a good choice of beach resorts, apartments and a few guest houses.